Portland Payroll was started by Kevin Ohanesian, CPA in Dec. of 2005 originally as an extension of his CPA practice. He later sold his CPA practice to his sister to pursue building the payroll company. In May of 2009 Kevin brought in long-time friend Michael Madrid as a 50% partner to handle the operations aspect of the company. Since that time Kevin, Mike and a group of talented employees have built Portland Payroll into a premier payroll company that offers their clients payroll processing, Time and Attendance Tracking, HR services, full service bookkeeping, Income tax service, Workers Compensation Insurance, Background checks and employee on-boarding.

Mission and Vision

This is the mission statement that is in the foyer of our building. “To enhance the lives of our employees, customers and community by providing the greatest work environment, unparalleled customer service and genuine care for those around us.”

Our vision is build the best small business payroll, bookkeeping and tax resource in the Pacific NW.

Core Values

“To enhance the lives of our employees, customers and community by providing the greatest work environment, unparalleled customer service and genuine care for those around us.”


Portland Payroll is trusted provider of payroll services, HR solutions, reporting, and time and attendance tracking. We care about our community and local businesses and strive to offer a personal level of service to our valued clients.

Workforce Management

Our history is grounded in payroll services but over the years we have evolved into a full-service workforce management provider. While our roots are still in payroll, we offer advanced, easy-to-use HRIS and industry-leading employee time keeping technology.

Customer Support

At Portland Payroll, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer support for all of our services, and we work hard at cultivating our relationships. Our clients have had great things to say about our friendly and professional team, and we appreciate their testimonials.

Portland Payroll: Dedicated Support and Customer Care

Our clients deserve personal attention in every situation and we do our best to make sure they receive it. Over the years, we have been very successful at providing excellent support by dedicating our highly qualified workforce management professionals to work directly with our clients. We are committed to being a trusted partner, working with our clients to ensure their success.

My account representative actually calls me when she knows I made a mistake on my end. The personal attention to our account and the fact that they always answer the phone when I call tells me they care about our business.


HR Manager, Universal Enterprises, Inc

A Letter From Kevin Ohanesian, Our President:

My uncle Eddie used to say;

“It helps to have some gray in your hair—then people begin to listen to you.”

By the same token, it’s good for a business to have some gray in its hair—that translates into years of experience, which instills confidence in clients and prospects.

How much gray does Portland Payroll have?

Portland Payroll is celebrating our 10th year serving the Portland area with our payroll services. But our roots go way back to the sweltering summer of 1977, when I was a 14-year-old boy helping my dad in the office of his company, Suburban Door.

My very first job was paying 20 employees every Friday. The lessons my dad taught me that summer—and for the next six summers—have remained with me for life. I fell in love with payroll.

And so Portland Payroll was born—born in the mind and heart of that teen-age boy who couldn’t wait for Fridays because he got to do payroll. And that love affair has continued more than three decades later.

Fueling Growth Through Exceptional Employees

Today I’m surrounded by a tremendous supporting cast of payroll professionals in Oregon—a skilled and impassioned group of employees who have also caught the payroll bug and greater Portland is the better for it.

In the nearly ten years since Portland Payroll was officially established, we’ve realized rapid growth, primarily because of the passion and positive energy we bring to our work with our payroll services in Oregon.

Don’t let our official established date fool you. Portland Payroll is plenty gray. Call Us and experience the Portland Payroll advantage—in people, in products, and in premier client service.

We look forward to serving you.


Kevin Ohanesian

Portland Payroll

Portland Payroll, Inc.
8020 SW Cirrus Drive
Beaverton, OR 97008

Phone:  503-520-1384
Fax:  503-520-1385
Email:  info@portlandpayroll.com